K-12
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Battle over books

Education | How did a book on transgenderism, hormone therapy, and sex change surgery end up on a popular list for elementary school students?
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/15/18, 10:42 am

Robin Prather, a retired children’s librarian in Oregon and a Christian, volunteers at a school library in the district where she used to work. A fellow librarian pointed out a title to her in an upcoming popular reading competition for third- through fifth-graders: George by Alex Gino.

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The new pro-life generation

Education | High-school students are organizing and engaging in the fight for life, despite sharp opposition from some administrators and peers
by Leigh Jones
Posted 1/03/18, 07:20 pm

Emily Curran expects opposition for her pro-life beliefs.

Her parents started taking her to prayer vigils outside abortion centers when she was a child, and she witnessed firsthand the vitriol abortion supporters sometimes hurl at people pleading for the lives of unborn babies. But that didn’t make it any easier to face the same kind of ridicule and derision in her own high-school cafeteria.

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Surveying our future

Voices | Today’s teens appear frightfully ignorant of America’s founding principles
by Joel Belz
Posted 9/27/17, 04:56 pm

Next time you think things have gotten intolerably bad, and that the world is headed for hell in a handbasket, just think what things might be like if all decision-making were handed to today’s teenagers—the relatively young adults who a decade or two from now, whether you like it or not, will indeed be in the driver’s seat.

Two issues prompted me to worry along those lines.

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